Love is in the Air
That’s the theme of the Valentine’s event where I was invited to speak. It’s been dubbed the love banquet.
What is there to talk about on such occasions? I’ve gone past romantic love many decades over. In fact, I’ve grown cynical about this whole February 14 hoo-ha. After many years in advertising, the culprit in the wild spending and revelry happening today, I have learned to let the day pass by with nary a care.
And now to speak about it?!
Romantic love, as the world knows it, is a far cry from the love written in Scripture.
Love, as Jesus demonstrated with his life, which culminated in His death on earth, can never be replicated. Not even if we try and try.
“Love keeps no record of wrongs,” He says in 1 Corinthians 13: 5. Yet here I am writing about everything that’s wrong about today, when love is supposed to be celebrated.
I am shamed by this verse and all the other verses that run through that beautiful love chapter.
Love indeed is in the air. It is in the air we breathe. Without it, we have no life.
Each time we inhale life-giving air, we breathe in God's love through His grace—unassailable proof that despite our failings and wrongs, the Lord still freely gives us this air that we need to survive.
That is the single message I wish to leave those who will attend the love banquet, which includes me. Because love is in the air, we could celebrate love today, tomorrow, and all the many tomorrows thereafter—'til we breathe no more.